| 8:50 am on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)|
That's like asking if you should play the slot machines. No one can answer whether you will win or loose.
Not knowing what Yahoo is going to do with Ink raises the risk level.
| 9:13 am on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)|
What I mean is are other pages usually spidered "free" when you submit the main url with ink, or is it best to submit them all via paid inclusion?
| 9:30 am on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)|
If you use paid submission for a page to Ink, ONLY that page is spidered as a result of the submission.
Inktomi say that your other pages will be eligible for inclusion with their normal spidering (ie, totally luck of the draw as to if, when and how many).
However, there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that paying for a page to be submitted may in fact deter inclusion of the rest of the site... as if they're keeping you hanging to see if you might pay for more pages.
My experience was that one site with four paid pages took a year for the unpaid pages to be included, despite regular spidering of the site..... while another site of mine with no paid pages was included in about 4 or 5 months. I'm not gonna draw any conclusions from that, but I certianly found it frustrating at the time.
| 2:42 pm on Apr 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|as if they're keeping you hanging to see if you might pay for more pages |
Right on. I have 12 URLs for one domain, and they are the only ones that appear in SERPs so far although much more is being slurped.
If you want fast results, follow Brett's advice and submit your best 10 pages. Then IMHO, only pay for your root when renewal time rolls around for Ink.
| 5:08 pm on Apr 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I take that back. Just as of today I'm seeing pages I didn't submit appear in the SERPs. Ink's on the move.
| 5:10 pm on Apr 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I have the same thing - I paid for several pages and about a month later all my other pages were included. I'd say submit the pages that don't have a lot of looksmart results coming in above them - let the others show up naturaly.